Monthly Archives: June 2015

Shakespeare

Ordinarily this space is confined to blog posts about North American graves. But, vacation abroad and a visit to one of the most famous graves in whole of England merits a slight and hopefully memorable change of pace. In 1564, … Continue reading

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Lady of Tears

TRAVIS BERT W. 1911 – 1989 MILDRED M. 1919 – 1981 Together Forever The elegant and sleek mourning figure that marks the graves of Bert and Mildred Travis in the Fairmount Cemetery at Denver, Colorado, sits serenely in a chair, … Continue reading

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Keeping up with the Joneses

The Soper Mausoleum in the Fairmount Cemetery at Denver, Colorado, was commissioned by Susan Soper in honor of her husband, Roger.  The mausoleum is constructed of rusticated sandstone, that is, the sandstone on the sides of the mausoleum are rough … Continue reading

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